The Annual Soiree

There is an esprit de corps that exists with our alumni that is unique among residency programs. Our

graduates can bond across years and even generations, providing an unrivaled group from which to network and consult. 


For the past 19 years, we have had an annual get-together (soiree) at the American Academy of Optometry meeting. Past JBVA graduates congregate to celebrate with one another. Approximately 30 past residents attend each year and many alumni consider it to be the highlight of the meeting.

To request more information or to schedule an interview please email Dr. Jennifer Brown at:

Contact us:

Jennifer Brown, OD, FAAO

Residency Coordinator

Charles Kinnaird, OD, FAAO

Co-Director Ocular Disease

Chief of Optometry Section

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Peter Russo, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Co-Director Low Vision Rehabilitation 

Hines VA Blind Rehabilitation Service

Tel:  312-569-7505

Fax: 312-569-7547

Jesse Brown VAMC

820 S Damen Ave

Chicago IL 60612

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